We're all going on a summer holiday. Well, we're not, actually. But if we were, these are the things we'd be filling our suitcases with...
AquaPac Waterproof Bags
Like cats, gadgets hate water. But unlike the moggy, your shiny camcorder (brimming with precious footage of your trip) has only one life. Ditto your camera, MP3 player and phone. The Aquapac will keep them dry when they plunge to the bottom of the pool. Don't try putting your cat in it, though. They don't like it, apparently.
from £430, Apple
The Kindle may have had a nice price drop, but you won't be able to grab the £110 ebook reader until August 27. And your easyJet captain may not wait that long. That means if you need a reading device now, Apple's iPad is still king of the heap, if not exactly at a just-paid-for-a-holiday price. Worth it, mind.
When Inspector Gadget goes on holiday, he drives this motor-driven suitcase up to the check-in. When he accidentally leaves it unattended, he can track it down again in a jiffy using the built-in ID chip before security drags it out the back for a controlled explosion. And there's an umbrella in case the one in his hat gets jammed.
Sennheiser PXC-360 BT
Headphones are an essential travelling companion, feeding music and audio books to your lugs where otherwise there would be only the din of screaming children. But their cables get caught up in your bag straps at the airport and stick to your skin in the heat. Pick up some wireless cans like these Sennheisers and your problems are solved.
Ice Cream Ball
When your requests for "uno Feasto" fall on puzzled ears for the fifth time, it's time to give up trying to order an ice-cream in Spanish and take up this nifty ball that lets you make your own in a matter of minutes.
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[by Tilly McCluskey]